Sometimes, my feed on facebook is overwhelming. I love all the wedding announcements, baby photos and favorite pets. But, the viral photos of those who are hurt or upset really can be upsetting! This one I just had to share.
Merritt Smith had to take her 4-year-old daughter to the hospital after being hit at school. While she was dealing with her daughter and upset over the whole situation, she was also upset with a conversation she had with a hospital employee.
In her Facebook post Merritt says:"I bet he likes you." Dear man at the registration desk at Nationwide Children's hospital, "at that desk, you are in a position of influence, whether you realize it or not. You thought you were making the moment lighter. It is time to take responsibility for the messages we as a society give our children. Do not tell my 4-year-old who needs stitches from a boy at school hitting her 'I bet he likes you.'"
Her post has parents everywhere talking about this and she needed to set it straight! "In that moment, hurt and in a new place, worried about perhaps getting a shot or stitches, you were a person we needed to help us and your words of comfort conveyed a message that someone who likes you might hurt you."
This message is simply not OK! We all agree!